Lakewood Hop Trapp | Lakewood Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lakewood Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We're no monks, but our Belgian-style IPA gives a tip of the hat to our divine brethren. Brewed with rich malt, noble hops, Trappist yeast and a kick of coriander, this is one complex beer. Rather than make a beer that's more of a dare to drink than a pleasure, balance was the priority here. We wanted a beer for "hop heads" and novices alike. Hop Trapp pours with a refined bitter backbone, floral hoppy notes and a decidedly Belgian finish. This brew is worthy of some serious contemplation.

Added by Mora2000 on 08-05-2012

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Ratings: 228 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Burnt orange in color, this beer has a clear, well- filtered body and a nose that is earthy, grainy, and yeasty with some fruit in the background. The foam level looks nice and it leaves some lacing.

With the taste, this beer offers up flavors of grainy malts, earthy hops, some citrus, bread, and even a light touch of plum/prune. There is a definite herbal component to the taste that sticks with you with each swallow.

This is a little different from other Belgian IPA I have tried, but it is a good beer any way you look at it with a memorable flavor profile. I have liked what I have tried from Lakewood Brewing thus far and this beer certainly has some good flavor characteristics and is definitely worth trying.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DefenCorps
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Kroger.

A light copper with s dense, white head that falls off to a ring rapidly, this looks decent. On the nose, this is fresh and hoppy with a pronounced Belgian yeast character, bubblegum and clove. Fresh citrus, some pine are present but really, this is dominated by the yeast. The palate opens mildly bitter and resiny and very yeasty. Orange, grapefruit, orange peel are present with a pleasant hop oil character. The mid palate is all bubblegum and Belgian yeast. Malt character is minimal with just a little honey that works nicely with the yeast. Bitter on the finish with a nice hop oil character, this is a good Belgian IPA, if that's your thing( not quite mine, though) still, I do have to admit there aren't any major flaws here.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of phatsmackey
3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Goodfriend. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of orange and floral notes, with some biscuit malt and Belgian yeast notes thrown in. The flavor is similar. I get some bitter hop notes, with some perfume and citrus thrown in. There is also some grass and biscuit malt in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of GregTitman
2.87/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Might be the bar I had it at, but the mouthfeel was rough. Attempts to be hoppy, but there is a poor malt balance. Amber color looks appetizing, but once you smell/taste, this beer leaves something to be desired.

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2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmwhitehead
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Don't like Belgian beers. Probably good if you like them, but it had that very distinctly Belgian taste that I can't stand.

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3.76/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, Pilsner glass.

Belgian though it may be, this looks like an IPA with a coppery hue and creamy light tan head.

The aroma does point us toward our much-invaded low country tasty beer brewing friends in Belgium. There’s yeast with bubble gum, fruity, and peppery phenols, bready malt, and fruity hops.

It’s less sweet once you’ve sipped it, but the flavors are in line with the aroma. The breadiness fights a lot of banana and bubble gum with some help from hop bitterness. The finish is surprisingly clean.

It’s got a medium body with active, almost spritzy carbonation.

This seems like they may have crossed an American version of an English IPA with a Belgian beer. The yeast flavors and hop flavors being too “same” doesn’t work for me.

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Photo of pabney
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 6/3/13. Friend brought this back for me from Garland. 12oz. bottle into a Pizza Boy pint.

Pours a 2 finger frothy white head with good retention. Beer is a clear red tea color. Lacing is stringy and web-like with good stick. Pretty good looking beer.

Nose is cane and brown sugar, citrus and pine. Very mellow hops balanced with a moderate malt body. Not very aromatic though.

Opens citrus, pine and Belgian yeast. Cane sugar and some soapiness in the middle with a soft hop bite. Malty with a tree sap hop bitterness at the end. Finishes Belgian yeast with a lingering, bitter, resiny hop aftertaste. Exactly what the style dictates.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and carbonated in the mouth and goes down aggressive and foamy. Finishes dry with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Solid.

A decent beer but nothing that really stands out. The hop presence has faded a bit but this beer's not "old" by most standards. I like it but there are other better offerings out there in the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Bentotheallen
4.66/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer does a lot of things right.

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Photo of akward
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TrojanRB
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Lakewood Hop Trapp from Lakewood Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 228 ratings